Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Taking the plunge

That's right, I'm taking the plunge to entrepreneurship! You may have noticed recently that my posts have been lacking and that's because I've been beyond busy with leaving my job, starting a new venture, and applying to business schools. I always knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur but I kept waiting until the "right time." Until I saved up enough money, was experienced enough, or got a business degree. Well, I figured out that the right time to take the plunge was when I had enough courage to do so. As I was applying for other jobs recently, I started to evaluate what I really wanted out of my career, and I realized that what I want to do does not currently exist in the job market. Therefore, I'm creating the job that I want. It is risky, scary, and could be a disaster. But it also could be a success, and that exciting possibility is what will keep me motivated over the next few months.

Unfortunately, starting a business takes a lot of work and therefore this blog is going to suffer. I don't plan to stop posting, but it will be more infrequent and I won't be able to engage with other bloggers as much. You would think that I'd have more time for blogging since I'm working from home and not commuting, but I've realized that I'm busier than ever since I left my job last week. In addition, I am still working part time for Argonne to finish some projects, which is great because it will serve as a buffer between getting a full-time paycheck and scrambling for a paycheck with a startup.

So what's the new business? It's a blog! Kind of. Nuclear Undone is a project to educate the public about nuclear energy and nuclear nonproliferation issues. I'm using my blogging and social media experience and nuclear engineering education to write articles that break down these complex issues so that everyone can understand them. Nuclear Undone will start as a blog and eventually turn into more. I hope to attract consulting opportunities and sponsored posts.

I'm excited for this next step and I hope you'll continue to follow my health and fitness journey during entrepreneurship and business school!


  1. How exciting! Good luck to you in this new venture. Way to be brave and go get it.

  2. Thanks! I'm excited now but ask me again when I'm broke in a few months haha.

  3. Good for you, and good luck!!

  4. Congrats! This is so exciting and even though taking a risk can be scary I think it's definitely worth it in the end! No better time than the present :)

  5. Thanks Lauren! See you soon at the first Windy City Social!


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